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Are subcontinental batsmen selfish?
Are subcontinental batsmen selfish?

“Indian batsman are more concerned about milestones than winning”Glenn Maxwell’s caustic remarks added salt to the wounds of a 3-0 drubbing that India suffered earlier this year. Although he didn’t name anyone explicitly, he was pointing fingers at Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, who slowed down considerably in the 90s despite the pitch staying true and the bowlers leaking runs. Matthew Hayden, too, made similar claims back

May 29 2016
Star batsmen and their second home grounds
Star batsmen and their second home grounds

A look at where star batsmen scored most runs away from home.Any cricketer who has played at the highest level would testify that performing in front of the home crowd can unnerve even the best in the business. The expectations of the crowd create a mountain of pressure under which many crumble.Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, although the apple of the eye of the Kolkata crowd, could hardly replicate his silken drives on the off and lofted m

May 29 2016
How many runs can be taken by batsman by running?
How many runs can be taken by batsman by running?

A six is considered to be the most fruitful shot in cricket. At times, even commentators and writers use the word ‘maximum’ for it. It gives an impression that, this is the highest number of runs one can score off a single ball. If it’s a no ball, the number can be stretched to seven.Nevertheless, a cricket frenetic or an expert can easily explain, practically, eight runs could be the maximum score a batsman can fetch off one de

May 29 2016
Glenn Maxwell has sights set on Test comeback
Glenn Maxwell has sights set on Test comeback

Glen Maxwell left the IPL 2016 after sustaining an injuryAustralian all-rounder Glen Maxwell believes that he will have a part to play as both batsman and bowler if he makes it to the Australia test squad. The Aussie wasn’t picked for the test series in Sri Lanka, where Moises Henriques was recalled as the back-up all-rounder. Maxwell is known for his hard hitting and the record that he holds for the fastest ever half-century in Austra

May 28 2016
Aussies to manage Starc workload on Caribbean tour
Aussies to manage Starc workload on Caribbean tour

 Starc had undergone an ankle surgery last yearBrisbane, May 28 (IANS) Australia's coach Justin Langer has said fit-again seamer Mitchell Starc's workload will be carefully managed during the tri-nations series against the West Indies and South Africa starting next week in the Caribbean.Left-arm seamer Starc has recently returned to action after being sidelined for six months following ankle surgery last year, reports CMC.And though

IPL 2016: The world’s best Test cricketers missing out. But why?
IPL 2016: The world’s best Test cricketers missing out. But why?

India’s cricket crazy fans would have loved to have seen Joe Root in the IPLIt cannot be a mere coincidence. When 16 out of the World’s best 26 Test cricketers by rankings do not play a single IPL game, there has to be more to it than meets the eye. And if you then take out Ravichandran Ashwin, who is currently the world’s best-ranked Test all-rounder and 2nd best-ranked bowler, and Ravindra Jadeja who also finds himself in sixt

May 28 2016
Feels like I'm 15 years younger, says Michael Clarke
Feels like I'm 15 years younger, says Michael Clarke

It is said that Clarke held talks with the BBL team Sydney SixersFormer Australian skipper Michael Clarke said that his body felt 15 years younger after a nine-month break from international cricket as he is prepared to play at the HongKong T20 Blitz. The 35-year-old batsman, who retired from all forms of the game in August last year, will be a part of the four-team T20 event, which will he held over two days on May 28 and 29.The World Cup winnin

May 27 2016
Fully-fit Mitchell Starc excited to get back on the field in upcoming tri-series
Fully-fit Mitchell Starc excited to get back on the field in upcoming tri-series

Mitchell Starc was out of the game since last November due to an injuryAustralian fast bowler Mitchell Starc is back to full fitness and has recovered completely from his foot fracture. He is all set to make his comeback during the tri-series in the West Indies, scheduled to begin on June 3, which also involves South Africa. Starc, last played in November, in the day-night Test against New Zealand

May 27 2016
How Harbhajan Singh got Australians to stop sledging him!
How Harbhajan Singh got Australians to stop sledging him!

Harbhajan Singh has always enjoyed stormy relationship with the AustraliansIndian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has enjoyed a rather stormy relationship with the Australians. He has always been in the midst of any controversial moments during India- Australia clashes. The infamous Sydney Test Match in 2008 springs back to life whenever Harbhajan and Australians are spoken about in the same breath.The ace spinner has enjoyed a very fruitful spe

May 26 2016
5 most underrated fielders in world cricket currently
5 most underrated fielders in world cricket currently

The game of cricket has evolved a great deal and today the importance of fitness is paramount. In the current day and age, a team which has a group of fit and agile fielders generally go into a match with their noses in front.Gone are the days when big fast bowlers would bowl their quota of overs and then saunter around at fine leg or third man region. Today with the advent of Twenty20s, there is no place on the field for the players to hide. Apa

May 26 2016
Mitchell Johnson rues lack of opportunities in IPL 2016
Mitchell Johnson rues lack of opportunities in IPL 2016

Mitchell Johnson’s pace was of no help as Punjab ended the season as the wooden spoon holders.Australian quick bowler Mitchell Johnson expressed his frustration at the lack of opportunities during the Kings XI Punjab’s dismal IPL 2016 campaign. The star bowler, who hung up his boots from international cricket last year, played only thrice for his IPL side and spent most of the season warming the bench. In those three matches

May 26 2016
Nathan Lyon seeks Muttiah Muralitharan's help for his bowling ahead of Sri Lanka tour
Nathan Lyon seeks Muttiah Muralitharan's help for his bowling ahead of Sri Lanka tour

The all-time great can offer great inputs to Nathon before Sri Lanka TourOne of the most underrated match winner for Australia in recent times, Nathan Lyon, is planning to call all-time leading wicket-taker Muttiah Muralitharan to get an insight about Sri Lanka before the Sri Lanka tour of Australia this July.Lyon has previously worked with the bowling great for a brief period of time in 2014, when Murali worked as a consultant bowling coach for

May 25 2016
Reports: Jason Gillespie favourite for the vacant Australian bowling coach job
Reports: Jason Gillespie favourite for the vacant Australian bowling coach job

Jason Gillespie during a practice session Reports from earlier this year claimed that former Australian pacer Jason Gillespie was firmly in the sights of Cricket Australia to fill the vacant bowling coach post of the national team. But the 41-year-old denied that he was approached for the role. However, according to fresh reports, CA officials have held advanced discussions to bring the Sydney-born cricketer on board as the new bowling coach

May 25 2016
Australia prepare special pitches for success against India
Australia prepare special pitches for success against India

Nathan Lyon inspects the pitch ahead of practice In the recent past, Australia always fell short of achieving success on Indian pitches as they last won a Test series in India in 2004-05. Their bowlers’ inability to adapt on the spinning tracks of India has been one of the major issues behind the almost twelve-year drought.Australia desperately wants to end this drought and according to a report in The Daily Telegraph claims that Crick

May 24 2016
Australian Test squad for Sri Lanka tour announced
Australian Test squad for Sri Lanka tour announced

Steve Smith leads a 15 man squad for the upcoming tour of Sri LankaCricket Australia named a strong 15 man squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. Led by Steven Smith, the team includes the likes of Shaun Marsh and Nathan Coulter-Nile while Moises Henriques earns a call up and fit-again Mitchell Starc is back in Australian colours.FULL SQUAD: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Jackson Bird, Joe Burns, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Josh Hazle

May 24 2016
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